Posted on Wednesday August 22, 2018
New park to feature walking trail, playground and picnic areas
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Matthews, NC – The Town of Matthews today broke ground on Rice Road Park. The 10 acre park will feature a natural surface walking trail, playground and picnic areas. It is expected to be completed by early 2019.
The Rice Road area of Matthews was identified in the 2007 Parks and Recreation Master Plan as underserved in park facilities. The site was selected because it is nestled among residential neighborhoods, and has significant bike and pedestrian activity.
In 2013, the Town applied for and received grant funding through the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to purchase the site. A series of public meetings were held in 2015 seeking citizen input to select park amenities. The plan was designed with minimal clearing to protect and optimize the existing trees and environment.